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A jury awarded $25,000 each to two...

From Staff and Wire Reports

A jury awarded $25,000 each to two men who accused their one-time high school football coach of causing brain damage by striking them repeatedly with a tackling dummy, a court spokeswoman at Ballston Spa, N.Y., said.

Shane Liberty, 20, and Michael Raucci, 20, filed $4.4-million and $31-million suits, respectively, against Mechanicville High officials and former assistant coach John Cavotta.

They claimed that Cavotta hit them repeatedly with the 50-pound dummy during a 1988 summer practice camp.


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